Newport Bay Club & Hotel
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... on Thursday so we took the weekend off, explored a bit and watched series. Finished Homeland and Suits. Last night I met Chelsea in Newport, it was great to see a friend again! Today Andy taught me how to drive the dinghy and I took the car for a ride, wasn't too bad on the "wrong" side of the road. Interviews are lined up, worklist is set out and the best news yet... MOM IS COMING TO VISIT IN 23 DAYS!!!! New York City here we come :)
... on the island...spent about three hours on the tour...when that was over we did some site-seeing on our own, had dinner and hopped on the early evening ferry in hopes of getting in a wee bit earlier so we'll have enough energy for yet another long day, LOL. Whew ...
... docks to view and decided we would dine on a mexican-based seafood treat we love - the fish taco.
We had been enticed the previous day by Diego's which was on the waterfront and decided to give them a try. We were not extremely hungry, so we complimented our Margaritas with the "Made to Order" guacamole - which was good. We then decided to ...
... Founded in 1639, this city embodies a very interesting religious and political story that significantly contributes to our American colonial history.
Newport has one of the finest natural harbors on the east coast of the United States. In early American history, this was one of the five leading colonial ports, along with Boston, New York, Philadelphia ...
... rain. We sat it out there and then took off, arriving at Mahwah, NJ about 2PM. Janet and I are staying at POG members Bill and Linda's house, parked in front of their bus barn, with 50 AMP and water. Mike and Jean are a mile away, staying at POG members Rick and Wendy's place, also parked in front of Rick's bus barn with 50 AMP and water.
And the adventure continues,
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Historical Traveler Reviews Newport Bay Club & Hotel
We booked this hotel as part of the last leg of New England trip where every place we stayed was great - until we reached this property. Like another review - too bad I did not know about this site prior to my visit - I was surprised by the lack of front door service to help one with his/her luggage up the steep front steps. We booked the first night at $200 and the next at $360- start of the Newport Jazz Festival. The entire hotel concept is good - old warehouse with high, exposed beam ceilings in multi-room suites with jacuzzi bathtubs. The room/hotel shows its date of last renovation - circa 1985 would be my guess - oak, pink/mauve and green. The last time anyone did any cleaning or caulk replacement around the jacuzzi tub was back in 1985. What a disgusting shower/bath experience. Sleeping in a solid old buiding - no, not really we could hear the people above us on the 4th floor speaking and walking, it felt like they were in our room. Ear plugs were a necessity. It rained during the night and I awoke to find water dripping from the living room ceiling just inches from my open suitcase. Oh, so those rustic old ceiling beams don't show age, they show mold and mildew from long term water damage. We checked out the next morning just behind a group with leakage and 6am construction noise complaints. I guess that means that at least one part of hotel is getting some overdue attention. Go to Newport, but don't stay here.
PLEASE remember type of property the Bay Club is!!!
Please remember that the Newport Bay Club is not a FULL SERVICE HOTEL!
They will not offer strict non smoking rooms. They offer a gym and pool facility but not on property they have a deal worked out with area gyms. The rooms DO NOT INCLUDE any type of breakfast either. This property Has an excellent location and good value if you come at the right time Usually mid week is the best value. But please do not mistake this property for a full service hotel.....
I was a little nervous about some of the reviews before going away for a fun anniversary weekend in Newport but Newport Bay Club seemed like it would be a fun place and most importantly each room had a jacuzzi!
I like to think of myself as a "seasoned" traveler. I travel at last 4 weeks out of the year. So I frequent these websites to see who has deals and what events are going on and so forth. I also read the reviews that everyone writes.
We had a great stay
This was our first trip to Newport for my wife and I.Having read some of these reviews before we left for our trip, I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about the hotel. To my relief I found all of the bad reviews the opposite. We had a one bedroom suite that was large,comfortable, clean, and very much to our liking. We both commented that the bed was the most comfortable out of all the hotels and B&B's that we have stayed in. Some people have to realize that some things do go wrong and that things take time to take care of. After all, this is and older building in a very old town. All in all, we enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate a minute to make reservations with them again!
My wife and I stayed at the Bay Club in Dec 2001 for our Annual Christmas in Newport Pilgrimage. We found the hotel to be very charming and quite like a Dicken's Village piece, which was a bonus given the season.All in all, the hotel was fine for a Christams trip, but as many readers said, it wasn't luxurious by any stretch. The "continental breakfast" that we were offered was really stale muffins and coffee.
We were very excited about our first trip to Newport Beach and the thought of staying right in the heart of the town. We figured that paying a little more to stay at the Newport Bay Club would be worth it! Boy were we wrong! My wife, daughter and I checked in about 9pm after a long day of driving only to find no one to help us with our bags in the pouring rain. Not a big deal but something we kind of expected at this "first-class", high priced hotel. Being avide "exercisers" and only staying at places with facilities, we looked forward to using the pool and exercise equipment. We were told at check-in that they had an arrangement with a local exercise club and that the facility was down for the week. We were also told for the first time that the only room available was over the nightclub and that none of the rooms were non-smoking. They were right considering that 2 of the blankets in our room were covered with cigarette burns! It was very frustrating to think that for almost $300/night we received no service upon check-in, the exercise club was not available, we were placed above a noisy nightclub (loud enough that I had to stuff cotton in my ears to sleep), the blankets were a mess and they basically said it was out of their control without any apology or the slightest indication that maybe we should receive some form of reduced rate or compensation for our less than perfect room!! Their exact words were " Well if your unhappy why don't you go somewhere else.". It is even more frustrating when you know that they sent us a pre-trip welcome letter without ever mentioning the lack of exercise facilities. Needless to say, we stayed only the one night (booked for 3) and will never go back nor do we recommend this place to anyone else!!
Living in Rhode Island, I never thought I would vacation in the same state until this past weekend(4/25/03). My boyfriend booked us a one bedroom suite for our 6th year anniversary. The room was on the third floor with a view of the downtown. The hotel employees had put a bottle of wine in our room as a "Congratulations". There was a jacuzzi tub large enough for the two of us. The whole room looked like it was just redone. New couches and chairs and even the windows looked new. He could not have picked a better hotel to stay at. You are right in the center of downtown Newport surrounded by lots of activity. Did not have to walk far for anything.I loved every minute I was in Newport and I plan on coming back to the same hotel. Thank you Newport Bay Club for a wonderful stay, I will be back!
I'm not sure what hotel the unhappy reviewer stayed at, but my stay at the Newport Bay Club was nothing short of wonderful. It sounds like they enjoy complaining about nothing because our room was very clean and the jacuzzi was fine. Josh also checked us in and out and was very professional. He had kind of a wierd sense of humour, but was nice to us. I find that it is fairly immature to use these services to put down a business, but I guess that is the level of maturity of those people.
Lost a customer
As a romantic gift to ourselves, as the rooms all have a large, 2 person Jacuzzi in them, my fiancée and I reserved a 2 bedroom townhouse at the Newport Bay Club for the night of Dec 21, 2002. This would be our second visit in 2 years. We were told that there were no 1 bedroom suites or townhouses available, and with a 7 day cancellation policy, were pretty confident that none would be when we arrived.